HIS MASTER'S VOICE
RECORDS

 Independent label: The first three Re-issued records was part of EMI's Past Masters series. HMV or 'His Master's Voice' has for long been a very important name in the music industry and used to be a large record label. The name 'His Master's Voice' originates from the label's logo which is a terrier dog listening to a gramophone recording of his master's voice. The logo is a painting of the dog Nipper and it was bought, along with the UK rights to it, by the Gramophone Company in 1899. The Gramophone Company didn't use the logo on their records until 1909. Until then, the image had only been used in the USA by the 'Victor Talking Machine Company' on their records. They continued to use it and so did their successor RCA which bought Victor in 1929 along with their shares in the Gramophone Company. EMI was created in 1931 and ultimately ended owning the Gramophone Company which was eventuallu called HMV. RCA owned shares in EMI until 1939 when it sold them but kept hold of the name 'His Master's Voice' in the USA. EMI kept distributing RCA records until 1957 when their collaboration was interrupted. With the arrival of the CD, EMI eventually dropped the 'His Master's Voice' trademark and replaced it with 'EMI Classics', a name which could be used all around the globe. The HMV trademark is now owned by the HMV retail company in Britain which owns over 400 shops around the globe. They have no current ties to EMI having sold all the shops to the HMV group in 1998. The first HMV shop opened in London in 1921 and they still use a modified version of the Nipper painting as their logo. Distributed By EMI Records.

  

83 The Hollies  He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother  PARLOPHONE PMS 1001
83 Gerry And The Pacemakers  Ferry 'Cross The Mersey  COLUMBIA PMS 1002
83 Manfred Mann  Do Wah Diddy Diddy  HIS MASTER'S VOICE PMS 1003
 
85 Various Artists Barcarolle (From The Tales Of Hoffmann) HIS MASTER'S VOICE CATNAP 1
  
85 Aled Jones Walking In The Air HIS MASTER'S VOICE ALED  1
86 Aled Jones A Winter Story HIS MASTER'S VOICE ALED  2
 
85 Sarah Brightman And Paul Miles-Kingston  Pie Jesu  HIS MASTER'S VOICE WEBBER 1
 
86 The King's Singers Blackbird HIS MASTER'S VOICE KINGS 1